Jeffery Brown knows he has large shoes to fill when he takes over as principal of Roberto Clemente Middle School. When it was announced in May that current Roberto Clemente Middle School Principal Khadija F. Barkley would be leaving the school to take a new post as Executive Director of The George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy Inc., it came a surprise to many in the community. Barkley served as principal at Clemente Middle School for six years. Last week, on June 16, Associa
A former substitute teacher at Roberto Clemente Middle School and many other Montgomery County Public Schools to 10 years in prison on Friday for sexually abusing students. Jose Pineda, 50, of Gaithersburg entered a guilty plea to one count of sex abuse of a minor and one count of third degree sex offense on April 1, on Friday he was sentenced 10 years in prison for each count. The sentencing took place in Judge Joseph Dugan’s courtroom. Judge Dugan sentenced Pineda to 10 yea
In the moments prior to the world premiere of “Best Day of My Life: The Rock in Schools Story” last night, the star of the film could be seen greeting her public in lobby of the theatre. The director could be seen nervously pacing awaiting the public’s reaction to the film. The producer could be seen doing interviews with media. The stars of the movie could be seen taking pictures in front of the paparazzi wall. It was a big deal. It may as well been at a big name Hollywood t
While students and teachers are preparing for the end of 2014-2015 school year and looking forward to a relaxing summer, school administrators at two Germantown area schools are preparing to welcome new principals. Roberto Clemente Middle School and Waters Landing Elementary School will have new principals for the 2015-2016 school year. While one post has been filled, the other remains vacate as the school district conducts a search for a replacement. Earlier this month it wa
Administrators found a knife inside a student’s locker at Roberto Clemente Middle School last Thursday, May 7, according to a letter sent home to parents today by Roberto Clemente Middle School Principal Khadija F. Barkley. The letter states that it was brought to school administration’s attention that a knife was seen in a student’s locker on Thursday, and another student brought a toy gun to school on Friday, May 8. The letter did not say the incidents were related. “Admini
The film which chronicles the Roberto Clemente Middle School music program’s Rock Band class will have its Germantown premiere at Seneca Valley High School in May. The film, “Best Day of My Life: The Rock in Schools Story” will premiere in Germantown at Seneca Valley High School on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm. The premiere will be free and open to the public. Randi Levy, who is one of the film’s stars and producers, is a music teacher at RCMS is asking for former Roberto Middl
“I wanted to create something that could reach that kid that didn’t have something,” says Roberto Clemente Middle School music teacher Randi Levy in the opening line of the trailer for the documentary film which focuses on the Clemente Music Rocks! music program. The film, “Best Day of My Life: The Rock in Schools Story” was produced House Digital Cinema and Clemente Music Rocks in association with $5 Music Video NS Chuck Levins Washington Music Center. It is a documentary fi
In 2013, Abhinav Karthikeyan became the youngest student to win the Maryland State Geography Bee, representing Clearspring Elementary School. He would repeat the feat again in 2014. But in 2015, Karthikeyan, now a sixth grader at Roberto Clemente Middle School, has gone on to achieve the three-peat winning three-straight Maryland State Geography Bees. The state Geography Bee was held at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville on March 27. He will go on to rep
A former substitute teacher at Roberto Clemente Middle School and many other Montgomery County Public Schools pleaded guilty on Wednesday to sexually abusing students. Jose Pineda, 50 pleaded guilty to two of 10 counts of sex abuse. Pineda was arrested by Montgomery County Police on Oct. 14, 2014 after a 12-year-old student at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown accused him of making inappropriate contact with her in September. In November, Montgomery County Police h
Roberto Clemente Middle School was rocked Tuesday night as groups of teenagers carrying axes and pounding drums attacked and shredded the stage in the auditorium at the school. And the crowd of students, parents, and administrators went wild. The school held the first annual Battle For The Bands competition, in which six eighth grade bands from the school’s Advanced Rock Band class took the stage performed as part of a fund raiser to help cover the cost of an upcoming field t
By Kevin O’Rourke Roberto Clemente Middle School wants to give your old books new life. Do you have a pile of books that you’ve read, and the thought of putting them in the recycling bin is revolting to you? Alexis Gerard, the library media specialist at Roberto Clemente has another option, donate them to the annual Roberto Clemente Book Swap. For ten years, Gerard has been running the Book Swap which finds new homes for old unwanted books. The free event, open to Roberto Cle
By Kevin O’Rourke Montgomery County Police believe that there may be more victims of sexual abuse by Jose Pineda, the substitute teacher arrested for inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl at Roberto Clemente Middle School in September. Pineda has, subsequently been charged in three more incidents of sexual abuse at Montgomery County Schools. At a press conference this morning, Montgomery County Police Spokesman Captain Paul Starks explained that Pineda’s work history wi
Germantown Pulse has stopped production
of original content for this website,
as of Aug. 1, 2019.
Germantown Pulse continues to provide news and information from other local source through links on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Thank you to our loyal readers and advertisers for a wonderful and fulfilling five years.
Breaking News via Twitter
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media
for up to the minute updates on news.